This chapter considers food as a basic good that satisfies critical basic human needs for both calories and other important nutrients. It considers the widespread nature of food deprivation and challenges to addressing this deprivation, including climate change, water shortages, and increased population growth. The chapter examines the subsistence right to food and the role of this right within the United Nations system of human rights. It also examines ways to increase agricultural yields, both through biotechnology and agro-ecology, paying particular attention to Africa where emerging food security issues appear to be the most pressing. It considers issues of infrastructure and waste and the roles of fisheries and livestock in food security. It concludes with a consideration of demand-side issues and food provisioning processes.
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